Kids Say the Darnedest Things
Teachers know that school kids can come up with some very interesting ideas. Here are some gems from test papers turned in by children:
The future of "I give" is "I take."
The parts of speech are lungs and air.
The inhabitants of Moscow are called Mosquitoes.
A census taker is man who goes from house to house increasing the population.
H2O is hot water and CO2 is cold water.
The general direction of the Alps is straight up.
Most of the houses in France are made of plaster of Paris.
The spinal column is a long bunch of bones. The head sits on the top and you sit on the bottom.
One of the main causes of dust is janitors.
One byproduct of raising cattle is calves.
The four seasons are salt, pepper, mustard and vinegar.
The word trousers is an uncommon noun because it is singular at the top and plural at the bottom.
Syntax is all the money collected at the church from sinners.
The blood circulates through the body by flowing down one leg and up the other.
Natural gas is one of the safest fuels when used properly. However, if you do encounter a leak of natural gas, you should be prepared for this emergency. Natural gas has no odor in its natural state. Because of this, utility companies add a chemical called mercaptan, which has a distinctive odor, often described as smelling like sulfur or rotten eggs. This allows you to detect even a small leak. If you detect this smell or can hear gas escaping, take these steps immediately:
While the exact causes of Alzheimer's disease are not fully understood, it is known that the most important risk factors are advanced age and family history. Researchers are beginning to learn that heart health plays an important part in keeping your brain healthy as well. The blood vessels to your heart are similar to those that lead to your brain. Adopting heart-healthy behavior, therefore, will also have an effect on your brain function.
Some of the same advice given to keep your cardiovascular system in good shape also applies to helping your brain work as effectively as possible. Not only will you improve your heart and brain health, your overall health will improve too. These strategies include:
Fire safety is a prime concern when living in an apartment, as many families live so close together in small connected homes. To be safe in your apartment, remember these tips:
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